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Afternoon Ponderings~08.10.18~

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It’s No Snap ~

It isn’t easy,
this being strong
it’s really hard
when all’s going wrong.

It isn’t a snap,
this having courage
it’s difficult
not getting discouraged.

It isn’t comfortable,
this waiting and waiting
it’s laborious
to keep from fainting.

It isn’t painless,
this being perfectly still
it’s grueling
finding out God’s will.

But those who take heart,
to God’s timing
on eagle’s wings
you’ll find soaring!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Get God Involved ~

So often we have problems,
we try to fix alone . . .
when what we should do
is take them to the throne.

We know that in God,
we need to place our trust
but when troubles come
this doesn’t resonate in us.

So we think we’ve the power,
our worries we can overcome
and doing things ourselves
becomes the rule of thumb.

We know Jesus said,
our burden’s He would bear
and instead of letting go
we hold on to our care.

We set out our anchor,
in the sea of faithlessness
making for ourselves
an even bigger mess.

So often we have problems,
alone we try to resolve . . .
when we should be asking
for God to get involved!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~08.02.18~


Pit Dwelling ~

When in the pits,
don’t stay there
get right out
so not to despair.

For pit dwelling,
will cause bitterness
and God’s blessings
you’ll surely miss.

When in the dumps,
don’t stay down
pull yourself out
lest in pity you drown.

For dump diving,
is a pit’s best friend
and is no place God
wants you to spend.

When in the pits
or down in the dumps
let your praise to God
give your faith a jump!

~~~~~~

Psalm 40:2

“He brought me up also out
of an horrible pit, out
of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock,
and established my goings.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Dust Dry ~

On days when I feel,
my faith is dust dry
when my spirit withers
as if it were to die.

I pick up my Bible,
to breathe some life back
into this soul of mine
for the hope that I lack.

On days when I feel,
my faith is desert dry
when the strength in me
takes a parched sigh.

Into the Word of God,
I quickly take a dive
and let the Holy Spirit
my very own revive.

On days when I feel,
an oncoming drought
I use God’s Word to shake
the dust off my doubt!

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Psalm 119:25

My soul cleaveth unto the dust:
quicken thou me according to thy word.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Dismayed ~

When in a situation,
that has you afraid
trust God is with you
so not to be dismayed.

For His presence,
will bring you rest
so don’t be anxious
or with worry wrest.

When in a dilemma.
that has you leery
wait and be still
so not to be weary.

For God has a way,
for you to get through
so don’t be perplex
until it’s in your view.

When in a dilemma,
or caught in a situation
find rest with God until . . .
you reach your destination!

~~~~~~~

Exodus 33:14

“And he said,
My presence shall
go with thee,
and I will give thee rest.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Seesawing Faith ~

Is your faith teetering,
is it hard to keep upright
do find yourself struggling
in doing what is right?

Does your joy get deflated,
at the first sight of trouble
do trials burst right through
your confidence bubble?

Is your trust like a seesaw,
that goes up and down
are you still trying to find
that piece of solid ground?

Does your hope seep out,
when temptation you face
do you forget all about . . .
Jesus’ love and grace?

Is your faith teetering,
seesawing from hot to lukewarm
they pray and ask God . . .
your mind again to transform!

Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In A Jam ~

In a tight jam,
with no way out
once full of faith
now full of doubt?

Well, don’t you lose hope,
God’s the master of jams
for, He’s gotten out before
many of His trapped lambs.

Up against a wall,
don’t have a clear view
getting to the other side
looks impossible to do?

Well don’t you give up,
up and over you will go
for God will make a way
and a path He will show.

In a tight jam,
a wall up against . . .
well don’t you forget God
will come to your defense!

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Isaiah 43:16

“Thus saith the Lord,
which maketh a way in the sea,
and a path in the mighty waters;”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Let Trust Rule ~

If trust is to rule,
our mind and heart
then from God
we mustn’t depart.

For we know for us,
He has only the best
and on this truth
our souls can rest.

If trust is to dispel,
our fears and doubts
then the Word of God
we mustn’t shut out.

For in His Word,
we see all He is able
to keep our trust in Him
strong and stable.

When trust becomes,
to God our link . . .
into dread and despair
we will not sink!

~~~~~~

Psalm 112:7

“He shall not be
afraid of evil tidings:

his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubled For Naught ~

Be strong, be courageous,
let your heart not be . . .
fearful or afraid
for the Lord is with thee.

Be strengthened, be secure,
you’ve nothing to fear
for God will be with you
to your side He’ll adhere.

Be brave, be undaunted,
no need to fear or dread
for God has promised
with His Spirit you’ll be lead.

Be fearless, be stout-hearted,
be care and worry free
for God will not fail
or ever leave thee.

Be strong, be courageous,
trouble your heart for naught
let God’s Word saturate
your minds every thought!

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Deuteronomy 31.6

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth
go with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Sleep Eludes You ~

When sleep eludes you,
on these things dwell upon
and before you know it
it will be a new dawn . . .

I will in perfect peace,
cause you to lie down
so come and rest on Me
I promise to stay around.

I will keep you safe,
all throughout the night
and when you awake
it’ll be to My light.

My ears are open,
to your every care
let Me have them now
so each one I can bear.

In My bottle I collect,
the drops of your tears
so trust Me tonight
with all of your fears.

This evening may be,
full of tears and sorrow
but, joy will come I promise
upon a new tomorrow!

Psalm 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into God’s Capable Hands ~

When we put our troubles,
into God’s mighty hands
He in return gives us faith
in all things to withstand.

For, when our trust is put,
in the One who is in control
fear, doubt and trepidation
will not enter into the soul.

When we give to God,
our worries and our cares
He in return gives us grace
so not to crumble in despair.

For, when our hope is in,
the One who formed us
there too will we put
every ounce of our trust.

When we put our troubles,
into hands capable
God in return gives us  . . .
a way escapable!

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1 Peter 5:6

“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.21.18~


Straight With God ~

Lord, let me be honest,
for, I want You to know . . .
that my faith and trust in You
does not always show.

Please don’t get angry,
when I say You seem far away
don’t be upset with me
for thinking at times this way.

Lord, don’t be disappointed,
when my hope becomes faint
do not get discouraged
when I find it’s hard to wait.

Please do not be enraged,
don’t turn Your ears off
when I’m feeling this way
do not at me scoff.

Lord, do not rebuke,
or chastise me . . .
I’m being straight with You
so the closer we can be!

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Psalm 6:1

” O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger,
neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psalm 55:1

“Give ear to my prayer,
O God; and hide not
thyself from my supplication.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Mercies & Compassions ~

When you feel burdened,
by the worries you carry
and to the future
you are more than wary.

Know this one thing,
to be true . . .
God’s endless mercies
will renew.

When you feel heavy-laden,
by your every care
and the thought of tomorrow
you cannot seem to bear.

Know this one thing,
to be sure . . .
God’s compassions
heal and cure.

When you are over-loaded,
by your fear and doubt
God’s merciful compassion
will fail ~ you not!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~ 01.25.18


God Knows All About Us ~

God knows,
each one of us
He knows if we doubt
or in Him trust.

He knows our names,
each and every one
He knows those who put
their faith in His Son.

God knows,
all of our needs
He knows if we believe
in His awesome deeds.

He knows our troubles,
the sum of our woes
He knows those who will
follow where He shows.

God knows,
our comings and goings
our future and our fate
He knows those heading
straight for the gate!

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Romans 9:21

“Hath not the potter power
over the clay,
of the same lump
to make one vessel unto honour,
and another unto dishonour?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Examine My Heart Lord ~

Lord, search my heart,
from the inside out
tell me where You find
places of fear and doubt.

See if You see in me,
any remaining skepticism
put into my heart
by religious dogmatism.

Lord, pull the reins,
of my heart today
steer them to follow
Your righteous ways.

Yank hard if You must,
so closer to You I’ll turn
jerk ’em if You have to
so in hell I’ll not burn.

Lord, check the fruit,
for You, I am bearing
if any be rotting . . .
be quick with Your paring.

Make sure all my doings,
are being done for You
oh, Lord examine my heart
take hold of the reins too!

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Jeremiah 17:10

I the Lord search the heart,
I try the reins, even to give
every man according to his ways,
and according to the fruit
of his doings.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Know ~

If we know . . .
all things work for our good
then why don’t we trust God
like we know we should?

If we know . . .
together things will work out
then why don’t we trust God
instead of having doubt?

If we know . . .
with God all things are possible
then why don’t we trust God
with what is impossible?

If we know . . .
our life’s are in God’s control
then why don’t we trust God
with the things of the soul?

If we know . . .
and God we truly love
then why aren’t we willing
our fears to let go of?

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Romans 8.28

“We know that all things
work together for
good to them that love God:

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Fearless ~

I once was bound,
knotted up with fear
but then Jesus came
and drew me near.

He took my thoughts,
filled them with hope
became the Anchor
at the end of my rope.

I once was chained,
coupled with dread
but then Jesus came
right into my head.

He took my mind,
filled it with peace
said unto Him
my fears to release.

I once was bound,
but, now I’m fearless
for, Jesus released in me
His calming stillness!

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Matthew 14:26-27

“And when the disciples
saw him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying,
It is a spirit; and they
cried out for fear.

But straightway Jesus
spake unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer;
it is I; be not afraid.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Decluttering ~

Today I’m decluttering,
my heart and my mind
dumping all the things
I keep dragging behind.

I’ll be getting rid of,
any bitterness I see
and if there be envy
I’ll purge it right out of me.

I’ll toss away the guilt,
dispose of the shame
free any need to point
to others any blame.

I’ll remove all the fear,
eradicate any doubt
eliminate the dread
so to block anxiety out.

Today, I’m decluttering,
so I can stay on track
I’ll destroy the dead weight
that’s been holding me back!

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Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us
run with patience the race
that is set before us,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus To The Rescue ~

Lord, today I’m feeling,
a little off course
like a ship without . . .
a navigation source.

I feel like I’m drifting,
in a sea of doubt
and I need Your guidance
to find my way out.

Things are a little foggy,
my head is feeling light
and these waves of fear
I’ll need Your help to fight.

I feel I’ll soon get caught,
like a fish on a hook
for satan’s traps and snares
are everywhere I look.

Lord, today I’m feeling,
like a ship lost at sea
so I’m counting on You . . .
to come and rescue me!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:28

“Then they cry unto the Lord
in their trouble, and he
bringeth them out
of their distresses.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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